How to Make a Video Montage
Edited by Pat Bitton
July 7, 2020
Wondering how to keep the excitement alive after the birthday or wedding celebration is over? It’s easy! Make a video recording of the event with your camera or smartphone, turn it into a fun movie, and share it with friends and family. Then you can get together and watch the video to relive the highlights of the event whenever you want.
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How to Make a Video Montage on Your Computer
If you want to perform a video montage, editing programs can be very helpful. Use Movavi Video Editor Plus to transform your video into a movie. Be creative: complete it with enhancements like subtitles and special effects. With this easy-to-use yet powerful editing program, you can perform montages in no time and turn even a low-quality video into a beautiful and memorable movie!
To learn more about video editing, follow the tips and illustrations in the guide below.
Download the Program
Run the setup file for the video montage maker to begin the installation. Once the program is installed, it will open automatically.
Add Your Files to the Program
Click Add Media Files to choose the videos, photo shots, and audio tracks you want to use for your movie. You can upload as many files as you need in one go.
You can also check out our stock video collection to add professionally directed clips to your movie. To do this, select Sample video in the list on the left and click Download more! or simply visit our stock video footage page.
Create a Video Montage
With the help of Movavi Video Editor Plus you can jazz up your video in different ways. Just read the list of movie montage options below and click on each one to get more information about that option. Here’s what you can do with the Movavi's video creator:
Visit our product page to have more information about the video editor's features.
Save and Share Your Video
To save your video in Movavi Video Editor Plus, just click the Export button. In the export window, you will see a series of tabs that allow you to save your movie in any popular format. If you want to upload your video to the web, click the Upload online tab. When you’ve chosen your desired option, press Start to save your movie.
Want to burn your video to DVD? Try Movavi Video Suite for Windows! Along with DVD and Blu-ray burner, this software package includes a convenient video converter, screen recorder, and more.
Movavi Video Editor Plus
Your next step in video-making
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and stickers
- Animate objects using keyframes, use more built-in media
- Export videos in any popular format
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor Plus has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more
How to Edit Movies Using a Video Montage Maker for Android
To edit a film on an Android phone or tablet, go to Google Play and download Movavi Clips. Open the app and follow these simple steps.
Install Movavi Clips
Get Movavi Clips from Google Play and launch the app.
Add Your Files
To create a new movie, tap the Plus button, then choose Video.
Next, select all the clips you need for your movie. Tap the Start editing button and choose the optimal aspect ratio or accept the recommended one.
Trim Your Video
You can shorten your video or delete some of it. To do this, scroll along the Timeline to the place where you want to make the first cut. Tap the Scissors button and split the video.
To delete the beginning or the ending, drag down on the segment before or after the cut.
To delete a middle section, make another cut and drag down on the segment between the two cuts.
Add Fades, Filters, and Titles
A transition emphasizes the shift from one segment to another. Scroll along the Timeline and choose the section you want to add fades to. Tap the Transitions icon. Add a transition to the beginning, the end, or both. Tap OK.
You can also add filters to the movie: tap Filter and choose the most appropriate effect.
To fine-tune your filter settings, tap Adjustments. Set the brightness and saturation by dragging the sliders. When you are happy, tap Apply.
If your video has several parts, you might want to add titles to indicate the beginning of a new section. To do this, tap Text.
On the next screen, tap Add Text and type the title. Pick a color, font, and position for the text. Tap Apply once everything is set.
Add a Soundtrack
The movie is almost ready; all it needs is a good soundtrack. To add one, tap Audio and scroll along the Timeline to where you want the music to start. Then tap the Plus icon.
You can pick a soundtrack from your own collection or choose from the library of sounds and tracks of different genres and durations included in the program. Tap on a track to listen to it and wait while it’s loading. Once you’ve found the best soundtrack, tap Add.
Adjust the relative volume of the music and the video by dragging the corresponding sliders. Once it’s done, tap Apply.
Save Your Video
Your movie is ready! Tap Save in the top-right corner of the screen. Tap Save again on the next screen.
This guide covered making a movie using an Android device. Below, you’ll find instructions for iOS devices.
How to Make a Montage on Your iPhone
Users of Apple devices can download Movavi Clips from the App Store. Get the app for your iPhone or iPad and start editing!
Install Movavi Clips
Get Movavi Clips from the App Store. Tap Open to launch the app.
Tap the Plus button, then choose Video.
Choose the aspect ratio according to your needs and tap OK. On the next screen, select all the clips you want to use in your movie and tap Start editing. The selected segments will be added to the Timeline.
Cut Your Video
If your video contains unwanted sections, you can cut them out. Scroll along the Timeline and indicate the place where you want to make a cut. Tap the Scissors icon: the video will be split in two parts.
Drag down on the part you want to delete from the video – the beginning or the ending.
To cut out a part from the middle of the video, make a second cut and drag down on the unwanted section between the two cuts.
Add Transitions, Filters, and Text
Join your videos using atmospheric transitions. Scroll along the Timeline and place the vertical marker on the part you want to add transitions to, then tap Transitions. Select one of the effects and tap Apply.
You can also add a filter to your movie. Tap Filter and, on the new screen, choose the effect that best suits your movie.
Tap Adjustments to set the brightness, saturation, and sharpness of the effect by dragging the corresponding sliders. Once everything is set, tap Apply.
To add titles to your movie, tap the Text icon and type the title. Adjust the text size, choose the font, color, and position. Then tap Apply.
Complete the movie with a soundtrack. Tap Audio and, on the new screen, scroll the Timeline to indicate the point at which the music should start. Then tap the Plus button.
Add music from your iTunes library, or use our collection of sounds and tracks. Once you’ve chosen the soundtrack for your movie, tap Select.
Adjust the volume of the video and the music by dragging the sliders. Once it’s done, tap Apply.
Save Your Video
Tap the Save icon, then, on the next screen, tap Save again. Your movie is ready! Now you know how to make a montage using Movavi Video Editor and Movavi Clips. Filmmaking has never been easier: edit a video right now and share it on YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram!
Frequently Asked Questions
💡 How Do I Make a Video Montage of Photos?
You can easily create a video from photos on your computer using Movavi Video Editor. To do this, download and install the Movavi software on your Mac or PC. Run the program and import all the photos you’d like to use. Add filters, transitions, and music to make the video more interesting to watch. When it’s done, export your footage in the format of your choice. You can also upload your video directly to YouTube.
🎥 What Program Should I Use to Make a Video Montage?
There’s a large variety of programs you can choose from to make a video montage, but we recommend Movavi Video Editor. This powerful video-editing tool is available for both Mac and Windows users. With Movavi Video Editor, you can create a montage from photos by adding effects, filters, titles, music, and much more. The program supports all the most popular media formats and lets you upload videos directly to YouTube. Try Movavi’s software and see for yourself how easy it is to make a video montage, even if you’ve never done it before.
🌄 How Long Should a Video Montage Be?
The duration of your video montage really depends on the platform and the audience you’re going for. On average, the typical length of a video for YouTube or IGTV would be between five and twelve minutes. TikTok users prefer watching videos that are just 15 seconds long. Videos for Instagram posts should be between 30 and 60 seconds.
If you don’t plan to upload your video to social media, feel free to make your own rules and create a clip that’s as long as you want it to be.